[Podcast] #36: Josh Heath – Army Veteran, Reach-Out Roleplaying Games


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Episode 36 brings us Joshua Heath. Josh served in the Army from 2006 to 2011 as a 91J Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer. While he was in, he ran a Dungeons and Dragons game for MWR while in Iraq, helping soldiers destress and escape. Now, he uses his company Reach Out Roleplaying Games to help connect people and create communities through gaming. Josh is going to talk to us about the benefits of playing RPGs and the effects he’s seen in Veterans.

Covered in Episode 36:

  • Women Veterans Summit
  • Interview with Army Veteran Josh Heath
    • Why he decided to join the Army
    • Playing Dungeons and Dragons with soldiers
    • His use of the G.I. Bill
    • How role playing games benefit Veterans
  • Finding or advertising resources at your VAMC
  • #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Russell Pool

The #VApodcast is now available in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Spotify. Search “Borne the Battle” in your podcast app of choice to subscribe.

Author

Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.